Unit Award in Male Health

The Unit Award is available at Level 2 and Level 3 to professionals and workers who work with males and who may be in a position to impart information as part of health improvement, education, or promotion work.

It also provides sports-based practitioners with the knowledge and skills to deliver the Balls Out product to young men in schools, colleges and other educational settings ( note: the package for sports-based practitioners contains the Level 2 Unit Award and additional training on use of Balls Out and specific health issues).

The course can be delivered on your organisation’s premises or we can deliver this from our AQA registered educational facility.

Both the Level 2 and Level 3 Unit Award courses are delivered in an informal style; participants will be expected to engage in the programme and to complete the course criteria.

The Level 2 and Level 3 Unit Awards consider at their respective levels:

  • The reasons for a specific focus on male health
  • Male specific illness and disease
  • Social determinants of male health
  • The paradigm issue (exploring theories on how male health improvement should be approached)
  • Strategic implications (a look at male health policy and strategy in the UK and what has been achieved internationally)
  • Practical solutions – a salutogenic approach to male health (what practical measures, services and interventions work with men; action on social determinants)

Each participant undertaking the Awards will be provided with their own copy of the Mengage textbook: Manual Handling: A guide to practical health improvement work with males. 

The 76 page textbook provides a comprehensive background to the male health improvement issues covered by the Unit Awards and a reference source practitioners can refer back to when delivering work.

On completion of the course criteria, participants will be awarded a Unit Award in Male Health at Level 2 or 3.